Laneway Presents Florence + The Machine
Due to overwhelming demand, Florence + The Machine have announced a second and final show at Brisbane’s Riverstage on Wednesday January 23rd. Australian fans have shown their devotion to the UK vocal powerhouse, with her first appearance at Riverstage on Tuesday January 22nd selling out within minutes of going on sale today.
Tickets in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney and Auckland are selling fast.
Florence + The Machine will return to Australia next January for a string of national headline dates. On her sixth tour of Australia, the vocal powerhouse will take in capital cities across the country, including a special one-off open-air concert at The Domain in Sydney on Saturday January 26th. See full tour dates below.
For the first time since their epic sold out November 2015 tour, which featured four back to back Sydney Opera House Forecourt performances, Florence Welch and her band return to unleash their mesmerising live show on Australian audiences. “Florence is not one to be tame, nor is her band one to shy away from eccentric production and excessive grandeur”, the Sydney Morning Herald announced of their most recent Australian shows, while The Music declared, “her presence on stage was nothing short of captivating and if her flowing red hair and bare feet didn't give her the persona of a goddess, her angelic voice did”.
Released globally earlier this week, Florence + The Machine’s latest offering, Big God, is a raw and enchanting affair, and is the third single to be taken from their highly-anticipated fourth album, High As Hope, out next Friday June 29th. As Paste Magazine notes, “if Welch’s ethereal vocals made her sound like a goddess on previous tracks, she’s a distinctly grounded one on ‘Big God’ – ‘Big God’ is sparser, but gorgeously so.” Earlier this year, Florence + The Machine performed their brooding second single Hunger on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
High As Hope is as intimate as it is epic, venturing into new sonic territory whilst reaching back to Florence’s roots. The new album will feature collaborations from the likes of Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu and Jamie xx, and as Florence describes it, “is a pure expression of who I am now, as an artist, and an honest one.”
The UK artist has dazzled fans and critics alike across three celebrated studio albums; Lungs (2009), Ceremonials (2011) and How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015), which produced a slew of worldwide hits including, You’ve Got The Love, Dog Days Are Over, Shake It Out and Spectrum (Say My Name) among many others.
In a huge coup, it can also be announced that breakout 16-year-old sensation Billie Eilish will join Florence + The Machine on their Sydney, Adelaide and Geelong dates. Earlier this year, Eilish played her debut Australian shows, thrilling fans at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival and two sold-out headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Her latest single, lovely (with budding superstar Khalid) is an emotional pop affair, and has already gone Gold in Australia while racking up more than 97 million streams.
Supporting Florence + The Machine on their Australian dates is New Zealand indie-troubadour, Marlon Williams. Williams has just completed a sold-out world tour for his sophomore album, Make Way For Love, which included major US television appearances on CONAN and Last Call With Carson Daly, plus recent touring with the likes of Bruce Springsteen and City & Colour.
Don’t miss out when Florence + The Machine return in January to play fan favourites and debut songs from High As Hope in Australia for the very first time.
“Florence’s infectious enthusiasm and pure abandon on being on stage in front of 6000 people who adore her makes her concert so much more than a rendition of her recording. It’s communal ecstasy” - News.com.au
“It was a show that started at a million miles an hour and never really slowed down” -
Sydney Morning Herald
“Mesmerising doesn’t begin to cut it” - Music Feeds
“It was as a spiritual experience to behold” – The AU Review
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY JUNE 28th, 12 NOON LOCAL TIME
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE | 2019 TOUR DATES
With Special Guest Billie Eilish (Sydney, Adelaide, Geelong) & Marlon Williams
Brought to you by Laneway Presents & Chugg Entertainment
Saturday 12th January – Perth Arena (All Ages)
Wednesday 16th January – Botanic Park (All Ages)
Friday 18th January – Sidney Myer Music Bowl (All Ages)
Saturday 19th January – Mt Duneed Estate (All Ages)
Tuesday 22nd January – Riverstage (All Ages)
Saturday 26th January – The Domain (All Ages)
Wednesday 30th January – Spark Arena (All Ages)
* With Billie Eilish
^ With Special Guest